Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Hand sewing
- At 22:16 18/10/2011, Tchipakkan wrote:
>I once purchased a hand-made iron needle which I loved--it was so
>I'll admit that I dearly love my modern needles though- thorn and
>bone may be more authentic, but I prefer the metal ones.
small and fine that it slipped easily through even tightly woven
fabrics. Sadly, such needles, despite being a joy to work with, are
NOT meant to take pressure in any other direction. I knew better than
to use the point of that needle to pick at a stitch that has already
been made in an attempt to untie a minor knot in the thread, but one
afternoon in a moment's inattention, I tried to do it anyway, and
snapped my favourite needle in half.
PS I just checked the web page of the merchant from whom I got the
iron needle, and it looks like she is carrying bronze these
no idea if they will be as delicate with respect to sideways tension
as the iron one was, nor if they are as tiny as that needle was.
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